Fisher Camo Backpack, Is It Worth The Money? (Review, Thoughts, Experience, Photos+)
Greetings fellow detectorists!
A little while ago, I bought myself the Fisher F75 detector (amazing detector, by the way, a review about it coming soon!), and together with the detector I decided to buy the “Fisher Tall Camo Backpack”. I have now been using this backpack for a while now and gathered experience about it to share with you all.
At first, I will introduce you to the specifications and some general information about this backpack.
This backpack is a dual compartment backpack, which means that it has two different compartments for putting items in it: it has the main compartment (the largest one, naturally), which is made for the detector itself and other larger items, like a shovel.
The second compartment is a small compartment in front of the backpack, and it is made for easier access to smaller items.
It has the color scheme called “digital camo” as you can see in the picture, which is kind of a “multi-purpose” camo.
The shoulder straps on this backpack are padded, thus making it more comfortable to wear out while detecting. The backpack also has a mesh water bottle pouch on the right side, and this is really convenient (and not only for bottles!).
The size of this backpack is 7” (69cm) high, by 14” (36cm) wide, and it can easily fit everything you need for detecting!
Now that I have told you about the backpack in general, let us dig a little deeper and continue to my personal experiences about this backpack.
At first, when I received this backpack along with the Fisher F75, my first thought was “will the detector really fit into this backpack?”. But after I disassembled the F75, it fits perfectly inside the backpack without any problem. This was no wonder really if this backpack was specifically made for Fisher detectors ;).
Now that you know that at least the detector fits inside the backpack, you are probably wondering: “But what else can be placed inside the backpack?”. Well, I have used it for some time now, and here is what I usually put into my backpack before going off to the field:
- The disassembled Fisher F75, obviously
- My Lesche 18″ T-Handle Shovel
- The finds bag
- The Garrett Pro-Pointer AT, a.k.a. the “carrot”
- My Lesche trowel “knife” digging tool
- Bottle of water and a couple of sandwiches
- Spare batteries, headphone converter, and other small items in the smaller compartment
Of course, one can only achieve this level of effective usage of the backpack volume if one packs all the items in an effective way, or did you think something else? 😉
Sometimes I use my bicycle to get to my desired detecting destination, and then I just pack all the necessary items in my backpack, put it on my back, adjust the straps, and travel to the destination.
Bicycling with this backpack on for ten kilometers one way, and ten kilometers back again is no problem and maybe even further, but I have only tried ten kilometers one way so far.
Sometimes when I arrive at my desired detecting location, i take my detector and all the necessary items out of the backpack, leave all the other items in the backpack, put the backpack on my back and start detecting, because having this backpack on the back during detecting is no problem at all (for me, at least).
This can be very useful if you don’t want to leave your backpack in one spot and then worrying about someone stealing it. The camouflage on this backpack is, of course, good, but why risk it? (and you may also lose it yourself if you forgot where you put it)
What did I personally like, or dislike about this backpack? Well, the only thing that I can point out which could be improvised is the zipper. The quality of the zipper is not the best, but what else could you expect in this price range?
I do like the coloring of this backpack, it really fits the backpack design and its purpose. By the way, I noticed that the camo of this backpack is almost just the same as on the Garrett finds bag, interesting!
This backpack, as well as other detecting backpacks of this kind like the “Improved Treasure hunter Backpack“, are very long by their size, and this may cause some questions. The police or other worried civilians may wonder about the content of this backpack, but why?
As it is, I could easily have carried a carbine or other weapons in such a backpack instead of the detector, because it also fits for this purpose, and the police may have similar thoughts and draw the relevant conclusions. But other than that – the backpack is very good and its material is not bad, it is worth the money, I would say.
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